Photo Friday: Trempealeau, Wisconsin

Trempealeau, Perrot State Park

Perrot State Park

The Mississippi River is one of the most breathtaking sights in America, and we’d venture to say that it’s prettiest point is right here in Wisconsin, near a little town called Trempealeau. Wouldn’t you agree?
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Bloody Mary with Cheese at Graze

Upscale Comfort Food in a Stylish Setting

Madison, Wisconsin boasts such a wide variety of excellent restaurants that it can be difficult to choose where to eat. However, we do have a few standout standbys, and Graze Restaurant tops the list.

Graze, housed in a spacious glass building on the Capitol Square, is the comfier, less-rarified and heartier sister restaurant to the award-winning L’Etoile, which is located next door.… Continue Reading →

Safe House

Spy Memorabilia at Safe House, Milwaukee


Are you a secret agent on the run? Or maybe just hungry? Come in from the cold and grab some R&R at Milwaukee’s only spy-themed bar & restaurant.

At Safe House, the fun begins by finding the place. We’ll give you a clue…International Exports Ltd.… Continue Reading →


Bloody Mary at Sardine

Stylish (and Delicious) Bistro on Lake Mendota

Consider Sardine Marigold Kitchen’s stylish older sister who spent a year at the Sorbonne, then dropped out to go to Le Cordon Bleu instead. She cooks up elegant, robust fare that could delight the pickiest Parisian in a lovingly converted warehouse on a lake.… Continue Reading →

Marigold Kitchen

French Toast and Maple Syrup

Delectable Brunch off the Capitol Square

The line at Madison’s Marigold Kitchen can be daunting, but faint heart never ate french toast. (I think that’s the saying, anyways) And if you stay the course, you will be pleasantly rewarded with a mind-blowingly great brunch. Also, through some sort of organizational magic, the line moves briskly, and by the time you’ve ordered and picked up your coffee, your table will be ready, despite the throngs of slightly hungover Madisonians.… Continue Reading →

One Barrel Brewing Company

Beer at One Barrel Brewery
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Madison’s first nanobrewery

One Barrel Brewery is located in the heart of Madison’s east side at the intersection of Atwood & Winnebago streets. It’s a perfect fit for the neighborhood, which is the epicenter of all things local and handcrafted in Madison.

One Barrel brews each of their beers one barrel at a time.… Continue Reading →

Greenbush Bakery

Doughnuts at Greenbush

Decadent donuts in Madison

This unassuming donut shop may not have the panache of VooDoo or Top Pot, but   it turns out some of of the lightest, fluffiest and most delicious donuts we have ever had.

When we moved to Madison, our first apartment was three short blocks from Greenbush Bakery.… Continue Reading →

Comet Cafe

Comet Cafe Menu

Slow food on Milwaukee’s East Side

Comet Cafe’s logo is a Rabbit, but don’t let their speedy mascot fool you. They, like their sister cafe Honeypie, serve slow food sourced from local purveyors. And sure, slow food can mean long lines, but the staff makes you feel right at home as you wait for a spot.… Continue Reading →

Madison Sourdough Company

Madison Sourdough Bread

Delicious bread & tasty treats

Madison Sourdough is so good, it (almost) defies description. This sunny oasis of carbs and caffeine draws us there like a lodestone. Rarely do we go a week without meeting friends for a lazy Sunday meal, or a quick stop for a morning latte and pastry.… Continue Reading →

Karben4 Brewery

NightCall, SamuRyePA, Block Party and Lady Luck Beer

Madison’s Newest Brewery Brings It

And by “it” we mean amazing beer. Take a peek…

Delicious looking amirite? Well, it tastes even better. We tried all of their available beers, and their offerings were uniformly excellent. It was hard to play favorites, but Ryan loved their SamuRyePA. It’s spicy yet maltaliciously sweet and superbly balanced.… Continue Reading →